2014 Gardening Quotations Part 1
Growspiration

Welcome to part 1 of our 2014 Gardening Quotations, or what we like to call “Growspiration”. Enjoy these quotes from the first half of 2014

January

YUF Garden Quote Jan 10
Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January with the dream. -Josephine Nuese

YUF Garden Quote Jan 17
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

YUF Garden Quote Jan 24
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. -Abraham Lincoln

YUF Garden Quote Jan 31
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. -Robert Brault

February

YUF Garden Quote Feb 7
Life begins the day you start a Garden. -Chinese Proverb

YUF Garden Quote Feb 14
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling

YUF Garden Quote Feb 21
Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream. -Barbara Winkler

YUF Garden Quote Feb 28
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. -W.E. Johns

March

YUF Garden Quote Mar 7
Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow. -Unknown

YUF Garden Quote Mar 14
To be happy for an hour get drunk. To be happy for a day kill your pig and eat it. To be happy for a week get married. To be happy for a lifetime plant a garden.

YUF Garden Quote Mar 21
Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life. -Myron S. Kaufman

YUF Garden Quote Mar 28
All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. -Helen Hayes

April

YUF Garden Quote Apr 4
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen

YUF Garden Quote Apr 11
Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. -Marcelene Cox

YUF Garden Quote Apr 18
Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience. Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. -Elizabeth Murray

YUF Garden Quote Apr 25
I don’t think we’ll ever know all there is to know about gardening, and I’m just as glad there will always be some magic about it! -Barbara Damrosch

April

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen

Weather means more when you have a garden.  There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. -Marcelene Cox
Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. -Marcelene Cox

Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience. Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. -Elizabeth Murray
Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience. Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. -Elizabeth Murray

I don't think we'll ever know all there is to know about gardening, and I'm just as glad there will always be some magic about it! -Barbara Damrosch
I don’t think we’ll ever know all there is to know about gardening, and I’m just as glad there will always be some magic about it! -Barbara Damrosch

May

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. -Ruth Stout
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. -Ruth Stout

Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription...and with no limit on dosage. -Author Unknown
Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription…and with no limit on dosage. -Author Unknown

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. -Luther Burbank 
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. -Luther Burbank

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. -Claude Monet
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. -Claude Monet

Gardening is a process, not a product. -Unknown
Gardening is a process, not a product. -Unknown

June

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. -Georgia O'Keefe
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. -Georgia O’Keefe

It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season -Kate Morton
It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season -Kate Morton

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. -Gertrude Jekyll
What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. -Gertrude Jekyll

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. -Lindley Karstens
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. -Lindley Karstens